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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812531/prolactinoma-in-a-dog
#1
Cristina Cosio, Elena Sartori, Marcello Garatti, Lorenzo Luccardini, G C M Grinwis, Hans S Kooistra, Federico Fracassi
A 12-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier was presented because of decreased appetite. Physical examination revealed mammary gland swelling and galactorrhea. Contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scanning of the skull indicated an enlarged pituitary gland, compatible with a pituitary tumor. The serum prolactin concentration was markedly elevated. One week after the start of treatment with the dopamine agonist cabergoline, the serum prolactin concentration normalized and the galactorrhea resolved. Cabergoline was administered for approximately 4 months and then discontinued...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810998/delayed-diagnosis-of-acromegaly-in-the-context-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-due-to-symptoms-mimicking-known-psychotropic-medication-side-effects
#2
Ray-Bernard Portier, Afshin Afarin, Sara Pope
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is caused by elevated secretion of human growth hormone, which is frequently because of intracranial tumors. This diagnosis is fairly uncommon with an incidence of 3 to 4 cases per million patients per year. We are presenting a case of acromegaly diagnosed in an active duty Chief Petty Officer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 38-year-old male Chief Petty Officer with no previous mental health diagnosis experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms in early 2012 after deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810427/the-partner-s-perspective-of-the-impact-of-pituitary-disease-looking-beyond-the-patient
#3
Cornelie D Andela, Jitske Tiemensma, Adrian A Kaptein, Margreet Scharloo, Alberto M Pereira, Noëlle Ga Kamminga, Nienke R Biermasz
People with pituitary disease report impairments in quality of life. The aim of this study was to elucidate the impact of the pituitary condition on the lives of partners. Four focus groups of partners of people with pituitary disease (Cushing's disease, non-functioning adenoma, acromegaly, prolactinoma) were conducted. Partners mentioned worries related to the pituitary disease and negative beliefs about medication, coping challenges, relationship issues, social issues and unmet needs regarding care. This study emphasizes the importance of not only paying attention to psychosocial well-being of people with pituitary disease but also to their partners...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807344/pituicytoma-review-of-commonalities-and-distinguishing-features-among-ttf-1-positive-tumors-of-the-central-nervous-system
#4
REVIEW
Siba El Hussein, Cristina Vincentelli
Pituicytoma is a rare low-grade glial neoplasm that originates in the distribution of the neurohypophysis, including the posterior pituitary lobe and infundibular stalk. The tumor cells resemble pituicytes, which are specialized glial cells of the neurohypophysis. Pituicytoma can be misdiagnosed pre-operatively as a pituitary adenoma due to overlapping clinical and neuroimaging features between these two entities. Pituicytoma can also mimic other neoplasms of the sellar and parasellar regions microscopically - meningioma, schwannoma and pilocytic astrocytoma - and shares immunohistochemical expression of TTF-1 with spindle cell oncocytoma and granular cell tumor of the sellar region, suggesting a common histogenesis...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800881/incidental-pituitary-adenoma-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-18-f-choline-pet-ct-in-the-same-patient
#5
D Albano, G Bosio, F Bertagna
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August 8, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780404/the-likelihood-of-remnant-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-shrinking-is-associated-with-the-lesion-s-blood-supply-pattern
#6
Miiko Ito, Atushi Kuge, Ken-Ichiro Matsuda, Shinya Sato, Takamasa Kayama, Yukihiko Sonoda
OBJECTIVE: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) often shrink after transsphenoidal surgery. However, little is known about the predictors of spontaneous NFPA regression. The aim of this study was to determine whether the blood supply pattern of remnant NFPA lesions was associated with the likelihood of such lesions shrinking. METHODS: A total of 37 remnant tumors in 31 patients that were treated at the Department of Neurosurgery, Yamagata University Hospital, were included in this study...
August 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780083/alpha-subunit-in-clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-an-immunohistochemical-study
#7
Michael Solarski, Fabio Rotondo, Luis V Syro, Michael D Cusimano, Kalman Kovacs
Pituitary adenomas may be classified as either functioning or non-functioning, depending on whether excess hormone secretion can be clinically identified. Of the six hormones produced in the anterior pituitary, TSH, FSH and LH are known as glycoproteins and contain two subunits (α and β). While α-subunit is identical within all of them, each β-subunit is unique and biologically specific. Independently, the α- and β-subunits are inactive and only induce a hormonal response when they are non-covalently associated...
July 16, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775202/pet-mr-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-hormone-producing-pituitary-micro-adenoma-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Hao Wang, Bo Hou, Lin Lu, Ming Feng, Jie Zang, Shaobo Yao, Feng Feng, Renzhi Wang, Fang Li, Zhaohui Zhu
Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR), using (18)F-FDG and (68)Ga-DOTATATE as tracers, in the detection of hormone-producing pituitary micro-adenoma, where diagnosis is difficult using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone. Methods: A total of 37 patients with elevated hormone levels were recruited, including 19 patients with undiagnosable primary pituitary tumors and 18 patients with suspected recurrent pituitary adenomas (PAs). Patients underwent (18)F-FDG PET/MR and (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/MR within one week...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770205/fatal-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-caused-by-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-patient-with-pituitary-adenoma-and-meningitis
#9
Martin Winterholler, Roland Coras, Walter Geißdörfer, Rudolf Rammensee, Philipp Gölitz, Christian Bogdan, Roland Lang
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) frequently occur in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe the case of an immunocompetent 64-year-old man who presented with diplopia, right-sided hemiparesis, and a mild headache after cleaning and replacing nesting boxes of wild birds during the preceding months. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis, elevated protein, and lactate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Initial imaging showed ischemia in the left thalamus and an enlargement of the sellar region...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766078/double-pituitary-adenomas-are-most-commonly-associated-with-gh-and-acth-secreting-tumors-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Elizabeth Ogando-Rivas, Andrew F Alalade, Jerome Boatey, Theodore H Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: Double adenomas in the pituitary gland are a rare occurrence. The ability to cure a hormone-producing adenoma with surgery is dependent on the ability to identify and completely remove the correct adenoma. The relative frequency of each subtype of hormone-secreting adenomas confirmed with magnetic resonance image (MRI), surgery and immunohistochemistry is not defined. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, we performed a systematic review of PubMed Central, Google Scholar, Scopus Database, Cochrane database and Science Research, using the key-words: "double pituitary adenomas", "multiple pituitary adenomas" and only papers where multiple or truly separate double pituitary adenomas were identified pre-surgically by MRI and/or confirmed by pathology/immunohistochemistry staining were included...
August 1, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766057/overview-of-the-2017-who-classification-of-pituitary-tumors
#11
REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, M Beatriz Lopes
This review focuses on discussing the main changes on the upcoming fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Pituitary Gland emphasizing histopathological and molecular genetics aspects of pituitary neuroendocrine (i.e., pituitary adenomas) and some of the non-neuroendocrine tumors involving the pituitary gland. Instead of a formal review, we introduced the highlights of the new WHO classification by answering select questions relevant to practising pathologists. The revised classification of pituitary adenomas, in addition to hormone immunohistochemistry, recognizes the role of other immunohistochemical markers including but not limited to pituitary transcription factors...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759937/prevalence-clinical-features-and-natural-history-of-incidental-clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas
#12
Pedro Iglesias, Karina Arcano, Vanessa Triviño, Paula García-Sancho, Juan José Díez, Carles Villabona, Fernando Cordido
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence and clinical features of incidentally discovered clinically non-functioning pituitary adenoma (CNFPA) and to analyze its natural history. A multicenter retrospective study in patients diagnosed with incidental CNFPA periodically followed-up in 3 specialized neuroendocrinology units from 1992 to 2015 was performed. Out of a total of 189 CNFPA patients, 57 cases (30.1%; 29 women; age at diagnosis 55.8±16.7 years) were incidental. Most patients (n=55, 96...
July 31, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745610/clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-pathogenic-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects
#13
Moises Mercado, Virgilio Melgar, Latife Salame, Dalia Cuenca
Clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the most common tumors in the sellar region. These lesions do not cause a hormonal hypersecretion syndrome, and are therefore found incidentally (particularly microadenomas) or diagnosed based on compressive symptoms such as headache and visual field defects, as well as clinical signs of pituitary hormone deficiencies. Immunohistochemically, more than 45% of these adenomas stain for gonadotropins or their subunits and are therefore called gonadotropinomas, while 30% of them show no immunostaining for any hormone and are known as null cell adenomas...
August 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742502/temozolomide-therapy-for-resistant-prolactin-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-and-carcinomas-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Mussa H Almalki, Nora Nasser Aljoaib, Maha Jurais Alotaibi, Bayan Saloum Aldabas, Tayba Saleh Wahedi, Maswood H Ahmad, Fahad Alshahrani
Pituitary tumors represent 10-15% of all intracranial tumors; of these, prolactinomas account for 40-50% of cases. Prolactinomas usually respond well to dopamine agonists (DA) as first-line therapy. However, treatment resistance remains a concern. Temozolomide (TMZ) is an oral alkylating agent that has shown promise in treating aggressive pituitary adenomas and carcinomas that are resistant to other therapies. To date, no control trials have been undertaken and only single case reports of pituitary tumors treated with TMZ have been published...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742208/effects-of-microrna-21-targeting-pitx2-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-pituitary-tumor-cells
#15
M Cui, M Zhang, H-F Liu, J-P Wang
OBJECTIVE: Expression of pituitary homeobox 2 (PITX2) is significantly elevated in pituitary adenoma tissues, which also has lower microRNA (miR)-21 expression, indicating possible tumor-suppression role of miR-21. Bio-informatics analysis revealed targeting onto 3'-UTR of PITX2 by miR-21. This study aims to investigate the role of miR-21/PITX2 expression in proliferation and apoptosis of pituitary adenoma cells and pathogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 48 pituitary adenoma samples were collected in parallel with 12 normal brain tissues and were recruited in this study...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741655/treatment-of-a-thyrotropin-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-tsh-oma-with-pasireotide-lar-case-report
#16
Marlise E A van Eersel, Susanne H Meeuwisse-Pasterkamp, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Linda C Meiners, Wilfred F den Dunnen, Leo J Hofland, Gerrit van den Berg
Thyrotropin (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas (TSH-oma) are rare and account for about 0.5-3% of all pituitary adenomas. Patients with TSH-oma present themselves mostly with central hyperthyroidism expressing increased circulating levels of TSH, free T4 and T3.(1) TSH-omas are usually benign tumours and express somatostatin receptors subtypes 2 and 5. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 25, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739615/primary-bilateral-adrenal-nodular-disease-with-cushing-s-syndrome-varying-aetiology
#17
Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia, Uma Nahar, Anil Bhansali
Primary adrenal disorders contribute 20%â€"30% of patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Most of the primary adrenal diseases are unilateral and include adenoma and adrenocortical carcinoma, whereas bilateral adrenal lesions are uncommon and include primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, primary bilateral macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia, isolated micronodular adrenocortical disease, bilateral adenomas or carcinomas, and rarely pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone-dependent adrenal nodular disease...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739401/a-review-of-nasal-paranasal-and-skull-base-tumors-invading-the-orbit
#18
REVIEW
Morten Jørgensen, Steffen Heegaard
Tumors that invade the orbit are uncommon. The majority are meningiomas arising from the sphenoid ridge (66 %). Others are bone and cartilage tumors arising from the surrounding bones surrounding the orbit, pituitary adenomas, and epithelial tumors arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Meningiomas occur more often in females, whereas epithelial tumors have a predilection for males. Meningiomas and epithelial tumors typically present in the sixth decade of life, whereas bone tumors tend to affect individuals in their third decade of life...
July 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738798/efficacy-of-sellar-opening-in-the-pituitary-adenoma-resection-of-transsphenoidal-surgery-influences-the-degree-of-tumor-resection
#19
Shousen Wang, Yong Qin, Deyong Xiao, Liangfeng Wei
BACKGROUND: Endonasal transsphenoidal microsurgery is often adopted in the resection of pituitary adenoma, and has showed satisfactory treatment and minor injuries. It is important to accurately localize sellar floor and properly incise the bone and dura matter. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with pituitary adenoma undergoing endonasal transsphenoidal microsurgery were included in the present study. To identify the scope of sellar floor opening, CT scan of the paranasal sinus and MRI scan of the pituitary gland were performed for each subject...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736351/intraoperative-ultrasound-in-patients-undergoing-transsphoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Hani J Marcus, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Neil L Dorward
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the gold standard for pituitary adenoma resection. However, despite advances in microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, some pituitary adenomas can be challenging to cure. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, intraoperative ultrasound is a safe and effective technological adjunct. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched between January 1996 and January 2016 to identify relevant publications that (1) featured patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, (2) used intraoperative ultrasound, and (3) reported on safety or effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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